Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Mosel: individuelle Radreise
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****
Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****
Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****
Early Bird Specials

Moselle river biketour 4 days | self-guided | Trier to Cochem

4 Days
31.03.2025 - 29.04.2025
from 470 €
pro Person
description

Embarking on a dynamic wine tour along the Moselle Cycle Path offers a thrilling adventure brimming with natural beauty, urban charm, and mysterious allure. Covering a total of 190 kilometers over 3 stages from Trier to Cochem, this scenic route features two beautifull cyling stages. As you pedal vigorously along the river, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, lush vineyards, and quaint villages that dot the picturesque Moselle Valley. Whether you're cycling through stunning vistas from the saddle of your bike or taking quick breaks to explore the charming towns along the way, the Moselle Cycle Path promises constant excitement and challenge.
One of the highlights of the route is its accessibility, with mostly asphalted paths that run separately from the main roads, providing a safe and enjoyable cycling experience. The terrain is completly flat. From savoring the flavors of local wines to immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of the region, every moment on the Moselle Cycle Path is an opportunity for intense experience and enjoyment. So, gear up and get ready to explore the beauty and charm of the Moselle Valley as you embark on this iconic and invigorating cycling journey.

 
Highlights

  • Low- traffic bike routes on quiet paths directly at the river
  • Lovely boutique accommodations
  • UNESCO heritage in Trier
  • world famous wineries along the way
  • stunning landscapes


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Trier
  • Day 2: Trier - Bernkastel-Kues/Zeltingen | Approx. 37 - 43 miles / 60-70 km
  • Day 3: Bernkastel-Kues/Zeltingen - Cochem | Approx. 43 - 49 miles / 70-80 km
  • Day 4: Cochem - departure

All distances are approximate. Due to circumstances beyond control, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations/detours caused by roadwork. In this case, please follow the directions posted on site.


Mosel cycle path from Trier to Koblenz:

  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • Individual bike tour with luggage transport
  • Departure: Daily departure between April and October
  • Approx. 86 mi | 140 km by bike
  • Difficulty level 3 of 5


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Trier 
Arriving in the oldest city of Germany, Trier, offers a journey through time spanning over 2000 years of history. As you embark on a city round trip, you'll be immersed in the rich tapestry of the city's past, discovering world-known attractions that have stood the test of time. From the iconic Porta Nigra, a majestic Roman gate that serves as a testament to Trier's ancient origins, to the awe-inspiring Roman amphitheater and the magnificent Imperial Baths, every corner of the city is steeped in history and intrigue.
After a day of exploration, you can unwind and indulge in the unique flavors of Riesling wine in one of Trier's traditional wine taverns. As you sip on this renowned wine, you'll be transported back in time, immersing yourself in the atmospheric surroundings that echo with centuries of history and tradition. With its blend of ancient landmarks, vibrant culture, and world-class wine, Trier offers a truly unforgettable experience for travelers seeking to delve into the heart of Germany's past while savoring the pleasures of the present.

Day 2: Trier - Bernkastel-Kues/Zeltingen | Approx. 37 - 43 miles / 60-70 km
Today's cycling route along the banks of the Moselle promises a tranquil journey through picturesque wine villages, each brimming with charm and history. Setting off from Trittenheim, you'll have the opportunity to cross one of the oldest bridges in the area, offering views of the well-preserved ferry towers that stand as reminders of centuries past. Ascending into the vineyards above the village, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of the Moselle Valley, where the gentle curves of the river wind their way through the lush green landscape. It's a perfect spot to pause and soak in the natural beauty of the region. Continuing on, you'll pass through Neumagen-Dhron, the oldest wine village in Germany, where ancient traditions and modern life blend seamlessly. As you pedal onwards, you'll eventually arrive in Piesport, where an impressively restored Roman cellar dating back to the 4th century awaits you. Step back in time as you explore this historic cellar, marveling at its ancient architecture and imagining the generations of winemakers who have tended to their craft within its walls. It's a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of winemaking in the Moselle region and a fitting way to cap off a day of cycling through this enchanting corner of Germany.
You overnight will be in Zeltingen or Bernkastel-Kues. As you explore the charming market squares, surrounded by picturesque half-timbered houses, you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time to a bygone era.
 

Day 3: Bernkastel-Kues/Zeltingen - Cochem | Approx. 43 - 49 miles / 70-80 km
Today, a side-trip to the famous wine village of Bernkastel-Kues beckons, offering a captivating glimpse into the region's rich heritage and scenic beauty. Wander through the narrow cobblestone streets, admiring the intricate architecture and soaking in the lively atmosphere of this historic village. Don't miss the opportunity to sample some of the region's finest wines at one of the local wine taverns, where you can savor the flavors of the Moselle Valley in every sip. Continuing on your journey, you'll come across the village of Zeltingen, known for its grand baroque buildings that are steeped in Moselle tradition. Take some time to wander through the streets, marveling at the elegant facades and soaking in the beauty of this idyllic setting.
Whether you're exploring the charming streets of Bernkastel-Kues or admiring the grandeur of Zeltingen's baroque architecture, today's side-trip promises to be a memorable addition to your cycling adventure along the Moselle Cycle Path.
After departing from Traben-Trarbach your journey leads you to the picturesque Moselle loop in Zell, known as the "Zeller Hamm." Here, nestled amidst countless wine slopes, sits the majestic Marienburg castle, which boasts a history spanning around 900 years. Perched atop the mountain ridge, the castle offers commanding views of the surrounding landscape, inviting you to step back in time and explore its historic halls and towers.
As you pedal along, the charming taverns that dot the landscape beckon you to indulge in a wine-tasting experience, where you can sample the region's finest vintages and savor the flavors of the Moselle Valley. Continuing on your route, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Europe's steepest vineyard, the Calmont, before arriving in the town of Cochem. Here, amidst the idyllic surroundings of the Moselle River, stands the imposing Reichsburg castle, a symbol of German castle romance. Explore the castle's towering ramparts and fortified walls, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this iconic landmark. With its historic fortress complexes and stunning natural beauty, Cochem offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and scenic splendor, making it a highlight of your cycling journey along the Moselle Cycle Path.

Day 4: Cochem - departure
Individual departure from Cochem.

dates & prices
Select your date
31.03.2025 - 29.04.2025
4 Days
31.03.2025 - 29.04.2025 | 4 Days
ACCOMMODATIONS - SELFGUIDED BIKETOUR MOSELLE | 4 days Details
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Premium
635 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
585 €
Price per Person in a Double room / Categorie Standard
520 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
470 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Premium
840 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
790 €
Price per Person in a Single room / Categorie Standard
590 €
Early bird price when booking by 30.09.2024
540 €
added options / discounts
Rental bike (7-gear-touring bike with back pedal)
70 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental bike (21-/24-gear-touring bike with free-wheel)
70 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Rental Ebike
170 € more info
+ 1 saddle bag per bike + 1 handle-bar bag per room

Return transfer Cochem - Trier without your own bike
85 € more info
Transfer back from Cochem to Trier, including luggage.
Daily return trip at around 9:00 a.m. from Koblenz. duration approx. 2,5 hours.

Return transfer Cochem - Trier - including own bike
125 € more info
Transfer back from Cochem to Trier, including luggage.
Daily return trip at around 9:00 a.m. from Koblenz. duration approx. 2,5 hours.

Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
115 €

Extra night in Trier in a double room / per person Standard Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Trier in a single room / per person Premium Cat.
145 €

Extra night in Trier in a single room / per person Standard Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Cochem in a double room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
95 €

Extra night in Cochem in a double room / per person Standard Hotel-Cat.
65 €

Extra night in Cochem in a Single room / per person Premium Hotel-Cat.
135 €

Extra night in Cochem in a Single room / per person Standard Hotel-Cat.
95 €

Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Trier:
395 € more info
1 - 3 ppl. with luggage (car) per group.

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 115 mi. (185km) and transfer time is 2,5 hours of travel.

Transfer from the airport of Frankfurt to Trier:
550 € more info
4 - 8 ppl. with luggage (minibus/van) per group:

Transfer from Cochem to the airport of Frankfurt:
290 € more info
1 - 3 ppl. with luggage (car) per group.

Please note that transfer reservations must be made well in advance of your tour date. Transfer distance is 71 mi. (115 km) and transfer time is 1,5 hours of travel.

Transfer from Cochem to the airport of Frankfurt:
375 € more info
4 - 8 ppl. with luggage (minibus/van) per group:

accomodation / hotels
ACCOMMODATIONS - SELFGUIDED BIKETOUR MOSELLE | 4 days weniger Infos
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****
Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****
Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****

Our standard when choosing a hotel is high. Our partner-hotels should not only be functionally perfect, but above all offer a pleasant and regional atmosphere. Only now and then does the route force a compromise. We don't accept a cheaper hotel just to get what appears to be a cheap tour price. terranova always mentions the hotel names. You are welcome to check our rating in Michelin or on tripadvisor.

Hotelcategory A - Premium Hotels: On this trip you will stay with terranova in selected hotels and pensions of the 3 and 4 star categories.

  • Trier: Hotel Park Plaza **** S
    In addition to its central location, the Hotel Park Plaza Trier is characterized by the combination of the Roman history of Trier in the form of Roman-ancient elements and modern design throughout the hotel.
     
  • Zeltingen: Weinhotel St. Stephanus ****
    The traditional, family-run hotel in a classicist manor house with a modern outbuilding is located on the Moselle. It is 6 km from the Graacher Tor, a city gate built in the Middle Ages in Bernkastel-Kues, and 7 km from the Cusanus pen with its library and the wine museum.
     
  • Cochem: Hotel Villa Vinum ****
    The Villa Vinum Cochem is an owner-managed boutique hotel in Cochem with a direct location on the beautiful Moselle. The listed building was completed in 2012 after a complete renovation in its current impressive condition. The atmosphere of the reception hall with the old fountain and fireplace as well as the lounge with library give you a first impression of what awaits you at Villa Vinum. The inviting large wooden staircase leads you to the twelve luxurious hotel rooms and suites of the hotel.

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Hotelcategory B - Standard: Different hotels or wineries in 3 star category.
Tourist taxes, if due, are to be paid on site on this trip.

 

Extra Info | terranova customer reviews
  • SKILL LEVEL:
    EASY: Rating a bike tour is one of the hardest things we do. What you find difficult or easy depends on your own personal physical condition and training. The total distance is approx. 140 km | 86 miles. The entire route is flat and well signed.  The Moselle-cycle-path is nearly car-free and is mostly paved. It is rated as a 5-Star cycling path. If you are concerned and don’t want to worry about your own fitness and ability, we recommend an electric bike.
     
  • DAY OF DEPARTURE
    Daily departure between april and october.
     
  • AIRPORT INFO
    The closest and largest international airport to your tour start and end is Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), located 185 km from Trier and 160 km from Cochem. There are good train connections between Trier/Cochem and Frankfurt Airport. If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your first hotel, feel free to contact us and we will arrange it. Please see pricing. Optional you can also use the international airport if Luxemburg as gateway to Trier / Cochem.
     
  • LOCAL TRAVEL
    To travel from Frankfurt Airport to Trier, you have several options. You can take a train directly from the airport railway station to Trier, which takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. The train station in Trier is about a mile from your hotel, so you may need to take a taxi or local bus to reach your accommodation. Train ticket costs vary but typically range between €50 to €110 per person.
    If you prefer a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Trier, this can be arranged for an additional fee. Pricing for private transfers can vary depending on the provider and specific details of the transfer.
    Alternatively, if you're arriving at Luxembourg Airport, you can take a direct bus to Trier, offering a convenient and cost-effective transportation option.
    For your return journey from Cochem to Frankfurt Airport, you can easily reach the airport by train in approximately 2 - 2,5 hours. Additionally, trains from Cochem also connect to Luxembourg Airport, providing another transportation option for your departure.
     
  • RENTAL BIKES
    Touring Bike: The rental bikes are comfortable 28” trekking bike, equipped with Shimano eight-speed gearbox or a new 24-speed chain/gear hub with freewheel. You can choose between a male model (with top-tube) and a unisex model with low-step frame. Both are available in different frame sizes. The handlebars are ergonomically shaped. All bikes are equipped with a rack (rear wheel) and ideal for multi-day trips with bike panniers.
     
  • Electric Bike: In addition to touring bikes, e-bikes (pedelecs) are also offered from the brands EBIKE / Velo de Ville / Kreidler. These are all equipped with a powerful battery and have a BOSCH or SHIMANO mid-engine, which will give you a pleasant tailwind on your bike tour.
     
  • CLIMATE
    The climate in the Mosel-region is mild with warm summers and moderate winters. Some parts can therefore almost be described as Mediterranean and owes it fame in wine growing to the warm and sunny climate. From April to October, the weather is ideal for cycling and discovering the beauties of this region. Please do check the local conditions before your arrival.
     
  • IMPORTANT TO KNOW
    Staying informed about entry requirements is crucial for smooth travel experiences. I recommend regularly checking our Travel Restrictions Tool page for the latest updates on entry requirements for your destination(s). Additionally, it's advisable to visit the official government webpage of the country or countries you plan to visit for the most accurate and up-to-date information on travel restrictions, visa requirements, and health protocols. By staying informed and prepared, you can ensure a hassle-free journey and minimize any potential disruptions. Safe travels!  
     
  • Documents:
    Before you travel, please check the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have proper identification. For US citizens, the U.S. Passports & International Travel website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. It is important to research before you travel as airlines will not permit boarding if you do not have the required valid documents.
     
  • Insurance: Before traveling, we strongly recommend you review your personal insurance and health insurance to ensure you have coverage appropriate to meet your needs, and the needs of your family and dependants, in case of any loss of property or illness, injury, or death.

 

 CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • couple W. from Prenzlau ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    "The Moselle cycle tour was a dream! Easy route through beautiful landscapes, comfortable accommodation and delicious food. Well organized with helpful maps. Highly recommended for a relaxed cycle tour."

  • couple F. from Hachenberg⭐⭐⭐⭐
    ‘Beautiful landscapes and charming villages, top accommodation and delicious food. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to love the Moselle. Thanks also to terranova for the good service.’

 

services

TERRANOVA SERVICES
Choose your preferred date: Daily departures from 01.04.25 - 31.10.2025

  • Accommodation in the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 05.30 pm
  • Best prepared travel documents (Detailed map and route material)
  • GPS-data
  • 7-day-service-hotline
  • CO2 compensation in the region

Not included:

  • City tax
  • Arrival to Trier and departure from Cochem
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Ferry fees
  • Insurance
  • Tips and expenses for personal use.

 

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Our tours go beyond the typical off-the-shelf options. Every tour-detail has been meticulously explored, scrutinized, and firsthand experienced. Prior to featuring a trip in our program, we conduct on-site evaluations of each element to ensure its suitability. We only present trips that not only align with our high standards but also meet our personal criteria."

 

Your contact for this trip:

Frederik Pfältzer


terranova Touristik
Martin-May-Str. 7
60594 Frankfurt a. M.
Germany
pfaeltzer@terranova-touristik.de
Tel.: +49 69.69.30.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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